* In last week's premieres, Castle did well, but probably any show would do the same airing after Dancing With The Stars. Chopping Block did fine for a reality show, but it doesn't look like Hell's Kitchen-level ratings are in reach. And Kings was a dud.
* One premiere this week: Better Off Ted airs Wednesday night on ABC in place of one of the episodes of Scrubs. It's a comedy about a single dad who runs Research and Development at a morally questionable company. Jay Harrington plays Ted. He's appeared on a bunch of TV shows (many of them as a doctor). Here's his IMDB page. The show only has a 6 episode committment, so it might be the latest of shows with him on it that failed to make it.
* Of course CBS shows for Thursday and Friday are bumped by the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
* ABC's Saturday movie is Flightplan (The W at Amazon), one of those psychological thrillers. And The CW's Sunday night movie is The Mod Squad, which I had blocked from my memory until now.
http://www.kryptonsite.com/smallvillespoilers.htm UPDATED 7/27/08: Popular comic book writer Geoff Johns is writing the 9th episode of Season Eight, which will introduce the Legion of Super-Heroes to the Smallville mythology.